Goldwasser which literally means ‘gold water’ has been fermented since 1598 by Ambrosien Vermollen who founded the country’s first liqueur factory. Danzig Goldwasser is a robust liqueur whose exclusive characteristic are the tiny gold flakes suspended in the drink. The liqueur contains at least twenty herbal ingredients including juniper, coriander, thyme, lavender, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom.
The Der Lachs brewery owned by Hardenberg-Wilthen distillery in Nӧrten-Hardenberg in Germany now produces Danzig Goldwasser. Nevertheless, there are numerous breweries in Gdansk (formerly Danzig), Poland that brew versions of Danzig Goldwasser.